MAYLARD, Rowland (d.1596), of Hampton Court, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

m. Mary, 4s. 1da.

Offices Held

Keeper of gardens at Hampton Court by 1573; clerk of peace, Surr.; master of swans on Thames by 1593.


A servant of the Howards of Effingham, Maylard acquired a variety of local offices. He was a mourner at the funeral in 1569 of Edward, third son of William Howard, the lord chamberlain, and was no doubt brought into Parliament for both his borough seats through Howard patronage. In his will he asked to be buried in Hampton parish church, ‘and my funeral to be done in decent sort without any great charges’. He died between the date of a codicil 25 Oct. and the proof of the will, 30 Oct. 1596.

PCC 71 Drake, 31 Harte; E351/541/152, 176; HMC 7th Rep. 641, 651-2; Surr. Arch. Colls. ix. 425; Add. 48018; Kempe, Loseley Mss. 306.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Authors: H.G.O. / A. D.K. Hawkyard